Wednesday, June 28, 2006

“The Best of the Best Palm Accessories”- Krusell’s Leather PDA Cases

Accessories bring the unique dimension of personalization. We can accessorize and amp up our PDA’s appearance or functionality simply by changing the case or clip; or popping out the latest Bluetooth keyboard or by the choosing the type of stylus we use. Over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing some of my favorite PDA accessories. Accessories have added to my Palm’s life some stylish panache, purposeful practicality, elevated efficiency and peerless protection. I’ve entitled the series of reviews: “The Best of the Best” Palm Accessories.

This is the first of four reviews focusing on Krusell’s product line.

Krusell is one of the leading brands of stylish cases that cater to the varied lifestyles of the PDA owner. This is truly a class act in the corporate world as they’ve received accolades in good leadership, continual growth and progress. In addition to Krusell’s corporate leadership they have an outstanding line up of products. Krusell’s quality leather products are equipped with a uniquely original, patented carrying solution called Multiadapt. We’ll talk about this special feature in an upcoming review.

Krusell’s products are neatly divided into several categories on their website to meet the special needs of our varied lifestyles. The Blue Label line targets the needs of the white-collar, businessman/woman and professional. The Red Label line of products targets the blue-collar professional who needs a tougher design to absorb impact to protect their digital investment. The Orange label is for the trendier professional. The Green Label line targets those who have a sportier, outdoor lifestyle with an eye for the latest trends. The Black Label is a repository for their patented carrying.

One of the most outstanding aspects of this company is their commitment to excellence. From their corporate accolades to their high-end user products, their trademark is producing top-quality, leather products. This review will focus on the Blue Label line for Palm Products.

I received my black, genuine, leather case enclosed in an attractive, tri-fold, book-like enclosure that securely fastens with a magnetic bar embedded into the casing. The PDA case is elegant and impressive. The leather is smooth, soft and supple with black threads blending with the case’s color. The distinctive and cool, Krusell logo is a raised, silver-metal piece placed at the bottom of the casing. A strap runs from the lower front to the back end where there are two (not one!) button clasps. This is a nice addition not found in most cases as PDA owners who stack tons of business or credit cards into slots have the option of choosing a tighter enclosure or a looser, roomier one. There are cut-outs for the stylus silo for easy accessibility; there are also cut-outs for the re-set pin and the USB and charger cables so that you can synchronize or charge the Palm without removing it from its case.

The back portion includes a black, meshed area to maximize the sound of the Zire 72s’ speakers. As far as I know, this is the only company to create this backing to accommodate for the sounds coming from the back of the PDA. Moreover, the upper two-thirds of the back end easily snap off while remaining securely fastened to the leather casing. Again, this is a feature unique only to Krusell’s ingenuity as users can access the camera by unsnapping the flap and clicking away. Most PDA cases for the Zire 72s either have a small, circular opening for the lens or they have no accommodation for the camera at all. Typically, Zire 72s users would have to remove the unit from its case in order to take a picture. With this creative solution, this is no longer necessary. Absolutely fantastic!

Upon opening the front flap, we notice the inner back is lined with velvet. This provides greater comfort and security for the PDA as it won’t easily slide out of place. There are two card slots for business or credit cards. There are also two slots for the extra SD/MMC or Wi-Fi card.

Krusell’s Genuine Leather Case is THE choice for the discriminating professional who cares about accentuating their PDA investment with a smart, corporate look. The varied special features unique only to Krusell’s products show the company’s dedication to putting forth a product that will accommodate the PDA owner’s lifestyle. This is truly a top of the line product that deserves its multi-awarded accolades. Moreover, their customer service is one of the most cordial, supportive and responsive in the world. Moreover, their products all have a lifetime guarantee. You can find out more about Krusell’s products here.

(Review originally published on Palm Addicts).


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